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  • La La Land, Rated PG-13

    A musical, a drama, a comedy, a love story — that isn’t. The best way of describing La La Land is as an homage to the past and the present.
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 1:15 am
  • Reservoir audit complete

    Faller, Kincheloe & Co., PLC, Certified Public Accountants, Des Moines, Iowa, today released an audit report on the Clarke County Reservoir Commision ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Infrared saunas: safety and benefits

    The new sauna at Earth Angels does more than make people sweat. Owner Sherry Hall chose a modern sauna to take advantage of the new, advanced features ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Historical Resource Development and Country School grant applications due April 28

    DES MOINES – From the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Davenport to the Goldenrod Schoolhouse in Page County, preservationists are working every day to save ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Pennies for Patients

    Over the course of three weeks in January, students at Clarke Community Elementary School collected pennies in support of those diagnosed with a blood ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 2:56 pm
  • College news

    Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) students from the Ackley area have received scholarships from the DMACC Foundation for the spring semester.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 2:57 pm
  • Beekeepers worry over warm weather

    Thursday, Feb. 9, members of the Southern Iowa Hive Handlers attended the first in a series of beginning beekeeper classes at the fairgrounds. The cla ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 2:55 pm
  • Breaking new ground

    Sunday, Feb. 19, the first shovels full of dirt were moved in anticipation of the new Faith Fellowship of Osceola church.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 2:56 pm
  • Latino Political Network announces elected official training

    DES MOINES — The Latino Political Network (LPN) announced its first event in 2017 which will train and empower Latinos interested in running for local ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 2:54 pm
  • Smyrna school house fire

    Rounding the bend as Mormon Trail merges with 310th Ave, a lank and lonely figure appeares to the east. A tall, thin chimney rises up from a foundatio ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:39 pm
  • Wish you were here

    Not to brag, but Osceola is home to one of 25 musicians selected for the 2016 Iowa Music Project’s Songwriting Showcase. Rick Burke’s entry, “Lazarus, ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:41 pm
  • Girl Scout forecast

    Osceola Girl Scouts — Service Unit 530 — includes girls from Osceola, Murray, Van Wert, Weldon and Woodburn.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:46 pm
  • Ice rescue

    Two men got on the ice at West Lake Friday morning. Only one safely made it back to his truck. If help hadn't been close at hand, it's doubtful the ot ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Osceola artist puts spray paint to work

    Local artist Mike Montgomery has discovered a new passion in Aerosolgrafia, or spray paint art. The style has experienced surprising growth in the las ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:11 pm
  • Teachers march on the capitol

    Sunday, Feb. 12, teachers and their supporters from all around Iowa met at the Iowa State Capitol. Hundreds of men, women and plenty of children march ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Clarke Talent Show recap

    “Counting Stars” was the title of the Clarke High School Chorus Talent Show held 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 in the Clarke Auditorium.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:16 pm
  • Clarke issues statement on immigration

    The School Board President and Superintendent for Clarke Community Schools released the following joint statement regarding immigration at Monday nigh ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Pontiers visit Sen. Grassley during D.C. trip

    Sen. Chuck Grassley got a surprise visit last week from Jamie Pontier and her two children, Audrey and Cole Pontier, of Osceola. 
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:49 am

    Restaurants and other businesses have taken up shop in the Dague block on south side of the square. Hyde’s grocery store (name later changed to Hy-Vee ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • A Dog's Purpose, Rated PG

    Based on the novel by W. Bruce Cameron, “A Dog’s Purpose” takes audiences on a journey through several lives – and owners – of a reincarnated canine s ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 3:14 pm
  • No Tax Deduction for Penalty Payments

    This week the House Ways and Means Committee passed House File 19 by a vote of 23-0. The bill prohibits amounts classified as penalty reimbursements f ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:34 am
  • Murray files financials

    Hunt & Associates, P.C., Certificed Public Accountants, released an audit report on Murray Community School District in Murray, Iowa.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 9:32 am
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